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Guardian - Mon Oct 1 3:42 PM
Neither member of France’s World Cup-winning midfield axis has enjoyed the start to the season – perhaps Manchester United should be paying closer attention to events at Chelsea Sometimes it’s not easy being a World Cup winner. That might not be how Kylian Mbappé feels as he cruises along with Pa...
Guardian - Mon Oct 1 12:36 AM
David Luiz is impressing at Chelsea while Jordan Henderson’s place looks up for grabs and Huddersfield are on the rack Bernd Leno was quick to do the decent thing and explain he was clearly not happy to see Petr Cech pull up with a hamstring injury, but at the same time the competitor in him cann...
Guardian - Sun Sep 30 10:34 PM
• Salah and Henderson frustrated at being subbed • Jürgen Klopp praises Daniel Sturridge’s start to season Virgil van Dijk has warned his Liverpool teammates they will have to accept being substituted or sitting out games altogether given the greater squad depth at Anfield, after Mohamed Salah an...
Guardian - Sun Sep 30 7:53 PM
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Guardian - Sun Sep 30 3:10 PM
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp hailed the resurgent Daniel Sturridge and he insisted that Liverpool were deserving of the point they secured in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Eden Hazard had put Chelsea ahead midway through the first half, but a superb long-range effort saw Sturridge pull them lev...
Guardian - Sun Sep 30 2:00 PM
A centre-forward who works hard but doesn’t score is still a costly luxury for any club There was a moment in Maurizio Sarri’s post‑match press conference on Saturday when, having eulogised Eden Hazard and spoken of the way he has challenged him to score 40 goals this season, the Chelsea manager...
Guardian - Sat Sep 29 9:30 PM
The Belgian was the star of the show for Chelsea once more but Liverpool have plenty of reasons to cheer despite the dip in form of their talismanic forward Twenty minutes after the final whistle, with the sky above the stands fading to a deep pinky-blue, the Liverpool fans were still singing. Th...
Guardian - Sat Sep 29 9:05 PM
• Liverpool manager offers support after draw with Chelsea • ‘It was not the best game of Mo’s career, that’s 100%’ Jürgen Klopp offered his support to Mohamed Salah after substituting him in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea , and backed the reigning footballer of the year to overcome his first di...
Guardian - Sat Sep 29 7:47 PM
There were two minutes of normal time remaining when Daniel Sturridge, new to the game, let fly with an elegant swish of his left foot. Liverpool had given everything to finding an equaliser but, until that moment, it had begun to seem futile. Sturridge’s goal was a beauty and the body language o...
Guardian - Sat Sep 29 4:25 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off West Ham compound Mourinho’s gloom with 3-1 win And feel free to email your thoughts to Rob 4.25pm BST Liverpool will start this match in second place : Manchester City are on their way to a comfortable over Brighton. You can follow all the 3pm...
Guardian - Sat Sep 29 3:35 PM
• Former Manchester Utd and Chelsea CEO has talks with Ashley • Kenyon attempting to form consortium capable of buying club Peter Kenyon is attempting to form a consortium capable of buying Newcastle United from Mike Ashley. The former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive is now a direct...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 10:30 PM
Liverpool’s £65m goalkeeper goes up against Chelsea’s £71.6m Kepa Arrizabalaga on Saturday but the Brazilian is not bothered about his price tag and happy with his move to Anfield Absurd and crazy are the words Alisson chooses to describe his £65m transfer fee . In the end the Brazilian was the m...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 10:30 PM
• Klopp will not man-mark the Belgian after Carabao Cup defeat • Manager hopeful Virgil van Dijk will be fit for Saturday’s game Jürgen Klopp has said he will not compromise Liverpool’s attacking instincts in order to prevent Eden Hazard punishing his Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge. Th...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 10:30 PM
Italian head coach has overseen eye-catching start – and with Eden Hazard in the form of his life positivity abounds at Stamford Bridge Almost 11 weeks into his stint in charge, Maurizio Sarri is still stumped. The Italian would appear to have overseen an eye-catching start. Chelsea nestle third...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 4:01 PM
Some feel it is just a matter of time before the Belgian leaves Chelsea for Spain but perhaps he realises he may never be quite so brilliant anywhere else Almost all of the world’s problems, from daily irritations to long-term catastrophe models, are caused by people doing things. It’s not hard t...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 3:33 PM
Leaders Liverpool are at Chelsea for the late game so Manchester City have a chance to leapfrog them – for a few hours, at least. Given how City hammered Cardiff 5-0 on the road in their last league outing Pep Guardiola’s side will surely relish a return home against a Brighton side with 11 fewer...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 2:15 PM
Chelsea’s League Cup win at Anfield in midweek checked Liverpool’s perfect start to the season, but this will be the clash that really counts. Liverpool must fine a way to quell Eden Hazard, or trust in their own formidable front three’s ability to infiltrate and exploit a Chelsea back-line that...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 1:23 PM
Jürgen Klopp casts doubts over the defender Virgil van Dijk’s fitness on Friday, before Liverpool’s visit to Chelsea. Klopp hopes to ‘do better’ against Maurizio Sarri’s side, after Liverpool lost against them in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday Virgil van Dijk a doubt for Liverpool v Chelsea, admits...
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 1:30 PM
Saturday’s league meeting offers another chance to see two sides with similar setups but Jorginho’s arrival has pushed N’Golo Kanté out of his comfort zone Press against press, 4-3-3 against 4-3-3, wide forwards who cut in against wide forwards who cut in, attacking full-back against attacking fu...
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 1:15 PM
José Mourinho and Paul Pogba shared a tense training ground exchange the day after the Manchester United manager stripped the midfielder of the vice-captaincy. But this certainly isn’t the first time the Portuguese coach has been under the spotlight for falling out with his players José Mourinho:...
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 12:00 PM
• ‘Unselfish’ Hazard the world’s best player now, Barkley says • Belgian scores goals like at Anfield ‘every day in training’ Ross Barkley has claimed Eden Hazard’s unselfishness gives him the edge over Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and the mantle of best player in the world on current form....
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 11:34 AM
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp questioned the use of VAR after losing to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Chelsea’s equaliser was sent for review, but referee Kevin Friend allowed the goal to stand despite it appearing to show some Chelsea players in an offside position, a decision Klopp...
Guardian - Wed Sep 26 9:56 PM
The first instalment of Chelsea’s double-header with Liverpool may lack the significance of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday but the value of victory will not be lost on Maurizio Sarri. His team halted Liverpool’s winning run with a devastating late flourish at Anfield, Ede...
Guardian - Wed Sep 26 6:54 PM
Carabao Cup updates as Liverpool host Chelsea, 7.45pm (BST) Sarri: Chelsea ‘12 months away from being at Liverpool’s level’ Jorginho the beating heart of Chelsea’s mangled midfield And feel free to email Barry or tweet him to get in touch 6.54pm BST Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, More...
Guardian - Wed Sep 26 9:00 AM
Zola is grateful to be back at Stamford Bridge with his fellow Italian after a difficult time managing Birmingham Gianfranco Zola never expected to find himself back at Chelsea. Not as a club employee, at any rate, and certainly not in the dugout as assistant first-team coach given how sour his m...